Powhatan Beaty http://wvxu.org en Union Baptist Cemetery and its black Civil War heroes http://wvxu.org/post/union-baptist-cemetery-and-its-black-civil-war-heroes <p>Union Baptist Cemetery is tucked away in a quiet spot off Cleves-Warsaw Road in Covedale. It’s the oldest Baptist African-American cemetery in Cincinnati, run by the oldest black Baptist congregation in the city.</p><p>It’s also a monument to about 120 free black men. During the Civil War, they took up arms and fought as soldiers against a Confederate army that would have kept their people in bondage.</p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 04:00:00 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 16630 at http://wvxu.org Union Baptist Cemetery and its black Civil War heroes